Traverse City Restaurant Week expected to bring economy boost

Traverse City Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday, February 24th!

Traverse City Restaurants are busy preparing for a big business boost next week with the 3rd annual Traverse City Restaurant Week kicking off on Sunday.

Not only is this a great opportunity for people to try out lots of different restaurants for an inexpensive price, it's also great for the economy in Traverse City too.

For one week, guests are invited to try a three course meal for $25.00 per person at any of the 27 participating restaurants.

Organizers say that Traverse City has always been a "foodie" destination and that this event not only benefits locals, but that it also helps to promote a large amount of culinary tourism while boosting business for the entire area.

"We're finally getting people that are coming up and making reservations here in Traverse City at the hotels for this event too," said DDA/DTCA Marketing Director, Colleen Paveglio. "So we think just really in the next few years it's going to grow and we're going to have a larger tourism base that's going to come up and enjoy this week as well."

One of the restaurants participating, Trattoria Stella, tells 7&4 News that they expect a 50% increase in sales next week and are excited for the big event.

The event goes from February 24 -March 2. Ticket's aren't required, but a reservation is highly recommended. For a full list of the participating restaurants, and more information, click here.